5 Books That Have Changed My Life

14 February 2017

I devour books, and wanted to share with you 5 books that have helped to change my life and shape where I am today.

I truly believe in the quote: Jim Rohn - “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” and use books to surround myself with some amazing minds I wouldn’t otherwise have access too.

The Untethered soul, Micheal Singer

This book has taken my months if not years to read. The concepts in it are absolutely mind blown, and if you're ready to read it with an open heart and ponder his philosophies your life will be better for it. This book is wonderful on audiobook too, and will really highlight the relationship you have with yourself.

The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks

Time and time again, I see women and men sabotaging themselves from achieving what they want to achieve. This comes down a lot of the time to fearing change, and self-sabotaging themselves as they are comfortable with where they are now. This book will help you see where you are sabotaging yourself, and give you the tools and knowledge to step up and live the life you want.

The Desire Map, Danielle La Porte

Danielle La Porte has transformed how I look at goal setting. How do you want to feel on a daily basis? When you wake up in the morning? These are things I hadn’t considered until reading this book. I used to set big goals, and as soon as I achieved them I’d be looking for the next goal, and feel unfulfilled. Since reading this book, I now focus on how I want to feel, and being in alignment with my authentic self on a daily basis, and fulfilling myself daily instead of focusing on the big picture.

The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown

 Everything Brene Brown has written is worth diving into (As is her ted talks!), however this book in particular resonated with me. I was constantly using perfection as an excuse not to put myself out there. Nothing I did was ever perfect, so it helped me keep procrastinating and hiding. This book gave me permission to release that there’s no such thing as perfection, and now I truly believe giving my best is enough.

Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert

I love the way Elizabeth communicates, and this book is on my to reread list ASAP. This book is about so much more than creativity, so if you think creativity is something that you left behind in your childhood think again. This book will help you bust through the excuses, and release that creativity is an expression throughout your life.

I could of easily expanded this to 20 books or more, but I think these 5 will help to crack you open and expand your thinking in 2017.

Now I’d love to hear from you, what’s on your bookshelf, are there any books that have helped to change your life? Let me know in the comments below I LOVE hearing other people's recommendations.

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